Welcome to Ingleton
Although officially only just on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the area around Ingleton boasts some of the finest limestone scenery in the Yorkshire Dales region.
Situated on the western flank of Ingleborough, one of the area's famous "Three Peaks", Ingleton makes an excellent base for walking, climbing and caving.
Nearby attractions include the famous Waterfalls Walk (including Thornton Force), and White Scar Caves, now the largest show cave in the dales and one of the biggest in the country. There is also a former Victorian show cave called Yordas Cave in nearby Kingsdale.
For the serious caver, the limestone hills around Ingleton contain some of the most extensive and challenging potholing in the country. This includes the Kingsdale Master System in Kingsdale and Easegill Caverns / Lancaster Hole "Three Counties" system on nearby Leck Fell - containing many miles of subterranean caves to explore (though much of these systems are difficult and dangerous, and should only be attempted by experienced potholers).
Above ground, popular walks and rambles include the ascent of two out of three of the area's famous Three Peaks - Ingleborough and Whernside. Also well worth a visit are the limestone pavements of the White Scars plateau and those above Twistleton Scar, the latter providing excellent views of Ingleborough from across the valley of Chapel-le-Dale. Also nearby is the village of Cowan Bridge where the local school provided the inspiration for "Lowood School" in Charlotte Bronte's "Jane Eyre". [N.B. Further information about places connected with the Brontes can be found on Eagle Intermedia's separate Bronte Country website.]
Back in Ingleton village itself there are several cafes, pubs and guest houses. There is also a very pleasant outdoor swimming pool (which is open during the summer months only).
Being situated just off the main A65 which runs along the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park from Skipton to Kirkby Lonsdale and on to Kendal in Cumbria, Ingleton makes an excellent base not only for exploring the northern dales (including more the remote valleys such as Dentdale), but also nearby Bowland, and the English Lake District and Sedbergh and the Howgill Fells to the north and north west.
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